Netflix orders All the Light We Cannot See series
James R | On 13, Oct 2021
Netflix has ordered a series based on the novel All the Light We Cannot See.
The four-part Netflix series tells the story of Marie-Laure, a teenager who is blind, and Werner, a German soldier, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment will produce, with Levy to direct all episodes and Steven Knight penning the scripts.
All The Light We Cannot See quickly became a global phenomenon when it was published in 2014 and has received wide critical acclaim as well as a Pulitzer Prize in 2015, and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2015. It has spent more than 200 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and has sold more than 5.7 million copies in North America across print, e-book and audio formats and another 9.5 million copies worldwide.
Levy and producers are announcing a worldwide casting search for the lead role of teenage “Marie-Laure”.Actresses who are blind or low vision are especially encouraged to apply. Those interested can apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.